How Long?

And the Lord said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me?  and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?

Numbers 14:11

In this passage, the Israelites have been to the doorstep of the Promised Land and have decided that they are not strong enough to take the land.  They have decided that they are not going to trust the Lord.  After all He has done for them and all the “signs which I have shewed among them”, they have decided that they are going to get a captain and return to Egypt (vs 4).

The Lord then asks an interesting question: “How long will this people provoke me?” and “How long will it be ere they believe me?”.  Those are good questions to ask ourselves.  With everything that God has done for us and all the wonderful things He has shown us, how long are we going to continue not believing Him?  When will we start believing Him? 

The answer is different for every person, but I hope the answer is “now”.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: